Biking with kids : Terror and Triumph
    January 19, 2012
    Biking with kids: Terror and Triumph

    Every Thursday, it’s bike-to-school day. Every Thursday, I’m terrified of what might happen. Every Thursday, we triumph upon arrival at our charter school, 2.5 miles from my house. (more…)…

    Facing fear: not just for kids anymore
    December 13, 2011
    Facing fear: not just for kids anymore

    As I stepped off the platform onto the first mid-air obstacle, 15’ off the ground, I felt what my daughter feels all the time... “I’m scared!” (more…)…

    The Importance of Child’s Play
    October 15, 2010
    The Importance of Child’s Play

    “Mama, will you play with me?” These six words instantly snap me to attention here, now, in the present. They are usually uttered by my 5-year-old, and usually when I’m buzzing around doing some…

    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot
    October 14, 2010
    Oh, How I Miss My Neti Pot

    I’m typing this from 30,000 feet in the air, with a runny nose. All I want is my Neti Pot. I’ve had a two-day allergy attack, no doubt caused by my cats plus the cleaning that I was doing in advan…

    An Ode to Oils
    October 13, 2010
    An Ode to Oils

    There are a million lotions and moisturizers out there, but I got tired of the fake fragrances and questionable ingredients and gradually switched to natural oils.  (more…)…

    Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents
    October 12, 2010
    Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

    Sure, there are plenty of green, child-centered gifts you can get babies, kids and their parents…like an organic onesie with “Mother Sucker” on the front, the fabulous Ergo Baby Carrier, or thos…

    Omega 3s & the New Kitchen Vocabulary
    October 11, 2010
    Omega 3s & the New Kitchen Vocabulary

    I love reading about “superfoods” and nutrition – mostly I get reminders to eat more things I already like (did you know watermelon has sky-high levels of lycopene?). Recently, learning about th…